And lo, the hordes have come. Yesterday was the first public day of New York City's annual nerd prom and fandoms of every stripe showed up in force, even though it was a work day. Gaze upon these costumes in awe, gentle readers. Special props to the young woman doing New Lara Croft. Way to stand out, lady!

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